History in Hi-Tech City
You have already seen one or two photos of mine on Instagram and Facebook and may be wondering that where is that place? Well, today, I am gonna take you through a historic place in Bengaluru.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is a historic Indo – Islamic architecture to visit in the garden city.
This palace was commenced by Mysore ruler Hyder Ali and completed during Tipu Sultan’s era in 1791.
Location of Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace:
This summer palace is located at Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru. It is very close to K.R. Market Metro Station.
How will you reach the palace?
Once you reach Bengaluru, you can take a cab or metro to reach the palace. K.R. Market or Krishna Rajendra Market metro station would be your destination. Before taking the metro you should ask at the ticket counter that is it direct metro or you have to change the train?? once you reach Krishna Rajendra Market metro station you have to ask again which gate would be the nearest from the Tipu Sultan’s Summer palace. The palace is just 2 minutes from the metro station.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace opens at 8:30 am and closes by 5:30 pm everyday.
There is a ticket counter near the palace gate, where you have to show your citizenship ID to buy the tickets. Ticket charges are different from foreign citizens to Indian citizens. For Indians, the charges are INR 15/- per head where for foreigners it is INR 200/- per person. There is no extra charge for still cameras, but for video camera you have to pay INR 25 /- (per camera).
Palace and its architecture:
I found the palace as a very quiet place in the busy city like Bengaluru. There is a lush green garden, through which you have to enter the palace.
More than 200 years old Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture in the heart of the city. It is a deep maroon colored building with golden touch.
Once you enter the palace, you can see some beautiful designs on some parts of its walls . Those all designs are very old but still attracting visitors’ eyes.
There is a room in the ground floor of the palace, where you can see Tipu Sultan’s achievements, clothes and sword. You will find the replica of Tipu’s Tiger too, which is in Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Though, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is not that big in area, it could be a nice choice for a family outing on holiday. So, if you are in Bengaluru or planning to come to the city, find out a day to visit this Indo-Islamic architecture.